What hempseed’s not
What hempseed's got
- Ten grams of omega-3 and omega-6 fats – more essential fatty acids than even fish, flaxseed, or nut oils – and it’s in the ideal 3:1 ratio
- More than 20 percent of the adult daily recommended allowance for iron, thiamin, and zinc
- More than 40 percent of the daily requirement of phosphorus and magnesium
- A whopping 110 percent of the daily requirements of manganese
- Ten grams of complete protein – including all eight essential amino acids
Health benefits of hemp seeds
How to buy hemp seeds
- Raw – Raw hempseeds contain more phytonutrients
- Non-GMO – i.e. not genetically modified
- Shelled – By shelling the hempseed, what you are left with is it center, which is where most of its nutrients are
How to add hemp to your diet
- Sprinkle a couple tablespoons of hemp seeds on your salad. You will find the texture and taste somewhat similar to pine nuts.
- Add some to your morning granola. It blends in nicely, enhancing the texture.
- Mix hemp seeds into your yogurt. Its mild flavor and slightly crunchy texture are a perfect addition.
- Mix a tablespoon or two of hemp seeds into your fruit smoothie. After blending, the seeds act as a thickener, while adding almost no discernible flavor difference.
- Add a few tablespoons to any bowl of soup to make it slightly thicker and much more healthy.
Hemp seed recipes
- Let’s start with a healthy breakfast of Apple Hemp Muffins.
- Care for a nutritional, flavorful lunch? Go for a Raw Tabouli Hemp Seed Salad.
- To make other foods tastier, try this Hemp Seed Pesto recipe.
- How about a mid-afternoon healthy holdover – whip up a Chocolate Mint Super Smoothie!
- Looking for a vegetarian main course with hemp seed? Try Mushroom Onion Yam Burgers or Carrot Pasta with Creamy Cashew Sauce and Avocado Slices.
- When you’re ready for dessert, dish out some Homemade Ice Cream with Hemp Hearts and Basil.